Built with a full-suspension, vibration-dampening arm fore and aft, as well as Blizzard' s oil piston to quiet tip flap for easy entry into the next turn, the Viva Ultrasonic IQ is designed for carving performance on groomed. (Hence the narrow 73 waist.) And traditional camber gives maximum edge-contact with the snow. A foam core should be damp and light, and reinforcing wood stringers should add rebound. As with the rest of Blizzard' s women' s line, it has a lighter-weight construction and softer flex than the men' s skis. Available only with binding.